update-apt-xapian-index crashed with OSError in <module>()

Bug #263187 reported by Charles Weng on 2008-08-31
This bug affects 18 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
apt-xapian-index (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: apt-xapian-index

Description: Ubuntu intrepid (development branch)
Release: 8.10

 *** 0.15 0
        500 http://ubuntu.cn99.com intrepid/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

This error was happened while I was starting up synaptic without root, but synaptic seems worked normally.

ProblemType: Crash
Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/sbin/update-apt-xapian-index
InterpreterPath: /usr/bin/python2.5
Package: apt-xapian-index 0.15
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcAttrCurrent: unconfined
ProcCmdline: /usr/bin/python /usr/sbin/update-apt-xapian-index -q
PythonArgs: ['/usr/sbin/update-apt-xapian-index', '-q']
SourcePackage: apt-xapian-index
Title: update-apt-xapian-index crashed with OSError in <module>()
 Traceback (most recent call last):
   File "/usr/sbin/update-apt-xapian-index", line 511, in <module>
     lockfd = os.open(XAPIANDBLOCK, os.O_RDWR | os.O_CREAT)
 OSError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/var/lib/apt-xapian-index/update-lock'
Uname: Linux 2.6.27-2-generic i686
UserGroups: adm admin audio cdrom dialout dip floppy fuse lpadmin plugdev vboxusers video

Charles Weng (wengdi00000) wrote :
Michael Nagel (nailor) wrote :

synaptic shows this error when starting non-root for me, too.

Changed in apt-xapian-index:
status: New → Confirmed
kseise (kevin-seise) wrote :

This happened just after a reboot following an update to Jaunty Beta.

Will Daniels (wdaniels) wrote :

Same here after just upgrading to Jaunty beta.

Will Daniels (wdaniels) wrote :

Oops, that was a little premature, my error is not the same. If I run the command as root:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/sbin/update-apt-xapian-index", line 486, in <module>
    import os.path, re, imp, glob, xapian, textwrap, shutil, fcntl, errno, itertools, time
ImportError: No module named xapian

The crash report complains that update-apt-xapian-index is not a packaged program, which dpkg agrees. I have no idea what this "xapian" module is, where to find it, what the command is doing...google has not been much help so far...

lvn (lvn-1503) wrote :

Same here after just upgrading to Karmic Koala alpha 5

dino99 (9d9) wrote :

That version has died long ago; no more supported

Changed in apt-xapian-index (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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